Injured Worker v. Social Advocates for Youth, San Diego, Inc, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: December 12th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $800,000.00)

The injured worker suffered industrial cumulative trauma from 04/02/1991 to 06/28/2016 while working at Social Advocates for Youth, San Diego Inc., which settled by stipulations at 22% permanent disability on 07/10/20. Later, a SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman & Lam, LLP since the applicant had preexisting disabilities, including bilateral hips, peripheral neuropathy symptoms, bilateral shoulders, cervical spine, bilateral wrists, tophaceous gout, and insomnia. On 12/12/23, Silberman & Lam, LLP, was able to obtain an award for 100% disability from SIBTF. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $160,623.87 and ongoing benefits of $913.27 per week, increasing each year with cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). Based on the average life expectancy, the award is estimated to have a present value of $800,000.00.